San Diego State at UNLV

Herring's 6 TDs lead UNLV past San Diego St, 45-19

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) Senior quarterback Caleb Herring threw five touchdown passes and ran for another Saturday night, leading UNLV to a 45-19 victory over San Diego State.

After falling behind 41 seconds into the game, when San Diego State opened up a 7-0 lead after Colin Lockett hauled in a 39 yard pass from Quinn Kaehler, the Rebels scored 31 unanswered points through the 11:36 mark of the third quarter, seized control of the game and cruised to the win.

The Rebels (7-5, 5-3 Mountain West) outgained San Diego State 402-327, while their 45 points was their second biggest output of the season. UNLV was a perfect 6-0 this season when scoring 30 or more points.

Herring's five touchdown passes were not only a career-high, but also tied a school record for most in a single game. Herring's No. 1 target on the night, Devante Davis, finished with eight receptions for 171 yards and four touchdowns. Herring also connected with Marcus Sullivan on a 32-yard TD strike.

Davis' four touchdown receptions tied him for the most in a single game in UNLV history, while his 14 touchdowns in 2013 set a new single-season record for the Rebels.

Placekicker Nolan Kohorst kicked six extra points and one field goal and became UNLV's all-time leading scorer with 245 career points.

San Diego State dropped to 7-5 overall and 6-2 in conference play.

The Rebels are one of seven Mountain West Conference schools to become bowl eligible this season.

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Scoring Summary
SDGSTColin Lockett 39 yd pass from Quinn Kaehler (Wes Feer kick)
UNLVDevante Davis 5 yd pass from Caleb Herring (Nolan Kohorst kick)
UNLVDevante Davis 10 yd pass from Caleb Herring (Nolan Kohorst kick)
UNLVDevante Davis 63 yd pass from Caleb Herring (Nolan Kohorst kick)
UNLVNolan Kohorst 50 yd FG
UNLVCaleb Herring 5 yd run (Nolan Kohorst kick)
SDGSTDonnel Pumphrey 1 yd run (missed kick)
UNLVMarcus Sullivan 32 yd pass from Caleb Herring (Nolan Kohorst kick)
UNLVDevante Davis 6 yd pass from Caleb Herring (Nolan Kohorst kick)
SDGSTTim Vizzi 71 yd punt return (failed 2pt rush)
Team Stats
First Downs2022
Third Down Efficiency8-166-12
Fourth Down Efficiency0-40-0
Plays-Net Yards75-32763-401
Passing Yds239270
Kick Return Yds15073
Punt Return Yds834
Time of Poss.30:229:58
Individual Stats
SDGST: Donnel Pumphrey 13-87, Adam Muema 12-11, Chad Young 1-4, Chase Price 1-1, Quinn Kaehler 1--7, Ezell Ruffin 1--8
UNLV: Tim Cornett 16-61, Caleb Herring 9-60, Adonis Smith 5-7, Marcus Sullivan 2-4, Team 1--1
SDGST: Quinn Kaehler 24-46-239-2
UNLV: Caleb Herring 20-30-270-0
SDGST: Colin Lockett 7-98, Ezell Ruffin 5-55, Adam Roberts 3-29, Tim Vizzi 3-15, Donnel Pumphrey 3-10, Eric Judge 1-21, Chad Young 1-6, Dylan Denso 1-5
UNLV: Devante Davis 8-171, Marcus Sullivan 4-50, Taylor Barnhill 4-23, Maika Mataele 2-15, Anthony Williams 1-6, Tim Cornett 1-5
San Diego State1st Mountain West West6-211-3
UNLV3rd Mountain West West3-54-8

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